The current economic crisis is still at the center of Academic discussions. To understand its causes and consequences, several aspects should be taken into account, ranging from the theory of financial markets to social science in general, including political and normative approaches. Such a multifocal perspective can be consistently provided only by involving a broad set of researchers within an unified product. This book has this precise scope. It systematizes the debate that the current crisis raised within the Department of Economics and Law of the University of Macerata.